NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Summer is just around the corner, how is your core? Do you really know? Our teaching doctor Dr. Rachel explains what your core is all about.
Your core muscles are not just your abs; they’re all of the muscles in your entire mid-section, which includes your abs, back muscles, side muscles, as well as your hip muscles: glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor muscles.
Your core muscles are involved in all of your daily activities, so they are very important muscles to keep strong and healthy.
Having strong core muscles makes it easier to do everything from playing sports to getting a glass from the top shelf or bending down to put on your shoes.
Weak core muscles lead to chronic low back pain, poor posture, flabby abs and muscle injuries.
Core muscle exercises train the muscles in your abdomen, lower back, hips and pelvis to work together which leads to better balance and stability, enhanced flexibility, better breathing, a stronger body and of course flat, strong abs which leads to a sexier you.
The great news about core muscle exercises is that you do not, I repeat, do not require a gym. You can do them in the privacy of your own home.
The secret is you must do them.
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